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About Us

Established in 2006, Seda Construction Incubator (SCI) is a public benefit organisation mandated to develop and mentor emerging construction companies in South Africa. The Core business of SCI is to develop emerging contractors through the infusion of both technical and business administration skills that are aligned with the introductory of technology in order to enhance the efficiency and management of their businesses.

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our Key Performance

Financial year 2015/2016 has been another year of successful delivery on our mandate with all our targets met. We are pleased to record a 7% increase in jobs created during the current financial year as we continue in a struggle to combat unemployment.

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Percent Black owned Companies supported


The Incubator is aimed at providing support to selected participants for a period of three years by which each Emerging Contractor should have advanced by at least one financial level above their entry point on the CIDB register and be capable of operating unassisted in the open market. Should a particular contractor not wish to advance more than one CIDB financial grading, an alternative primary indicator will be agreed on, possibly “gross income or turnover” if multiple smaller projects are deemed to be the niche market of the particular contractor. The construction incubation model is one of the interventions, but not the only one that can make a significant impact to addressing the challenges faced by emerging contractors in South Africa. Most construction businesses (SMME) veto the services offered by the SCI as one of the solutions with regard to skills shortage. There is consensus amongst the majority of client bodies that the model offers a good strategy to assist emerging contractors. The level of formality the SCI model brings to the industry is also widely acknowledged and appreciated. .

SCI provides support in three phases of development of the emerging contractors; Tender Phase Support, Construction Phase Support and General Administrative Support. We have identified these three areas as being the most critical in terms of the need for development and mentorship interventions. To date under current year in review, the Seda Construction Incubator supports 338 construction companies in South Africa.



Meet Our Team

Seda Construction Incubator is a well-resourced organization and is managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is accountable to the Board of Trustees. The CEO is responsible for driving the organization at strategic level, assisted by the managers of core business units


Simphiwe Beyaphi

Facilities Manager


Janet okole

Finance and Administration Manager



Marketing and Stakeholders Manager


ray kent

Technical Mentor Manager


Sandile Longwe

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager


Thembeka Nsimbi

Business Mentorship Manager


Zola Mngadi

MTraining Manager


Nomnotho Madide

Human Resource Manager

SCI Success Elements

In order to better serve our clients, SCI is making available the following elements to our contractors

  • In-house Mentors and Staff

    In-house Professionals including construction management professionals, civil engineers, architects and electrical engineers. In seldom cases there is a need for quantity surveyors.

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  • Business Development Officers

    Whilst Mentors are for core technical skills, Business Development Officers (BDO’s) are responsible for the soft side of the business and their duties include the following: Compliance, CIDB renewals, CIPC returns, Tax compliance

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  • Office Space

    The office space enables the contractors to have a conducive environment for the pricing of projects and the documents thereof, and book keeping of records in one place.

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  • Boardroom Facilities

    Both incubator staff and contractors share this facility. This brings an element of professionalism to the business incubated. This facility is for meeting purposes for both staff members and contractors

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  • Resource Centre

    The resource centre is equipped with construction related software programmes. These are software programmes that are used by big companies. The idea behind this is to introduce big company’s processes to the emerging contractors

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  • Support

    Our Helpdesk and Support Centre ensure that clients, staff and general public request are processed in a timeously manner

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Why SCI is The Perfect Choice for Your Business!

We are very pleased to witness 10 years of successful operation of the organisation. One could have not imagine that the organisation that started with 7 contractors in 2006 and 1 branch could have grown to 10 branches in 3 provinces over a period of 10 years. Some of the achievements include more than 200 clients who have graduated out of the programme and more than 8000 jobs created

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The Board of Trustees presents a diverse provision of skills, competencies, knowledge and experience. This cumulative wealth of experience has been instrumental to the success of SCI as well as the development of emerging contractors. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees exercises oversight on the management of the SCI programme.


Our stakeholders

We Acknowledge our Stakeholders that plays an intergrate part in the success of the Incubation

Our Professional Services

SCI is to provide innovative structured support through infusion of business technical and technology interventions that lead to sustainable businesses, sustainable job creation and wealth creationl.

Mentorship Program

The mentorship model includes providing guidance to and facilitating the incubatees, who are selected through clear criteria for inclusion into the programme, to achieve financial and operational efficiency and success.

MENTORSHIP STAGES The program was developed around specific processes that can be found in any construction business: TENDER STAGE When the contractor wishes to acquire work in the form of contracts they need to be priced correctly, with clear profit margins, and all expenses to be recoverable ensuring a profitable business and clear financial formula for success. PRE-CONSTRUCTION After securing or being awarded the contract, there is a contractual period in which the contractor has to prepare for occupation or possession of the site. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Processes that are specifically the domain of the company directorship or management need to be properly and professionally managed.These necessary administrative functions are sometimes used as a measurement of capability by the attending professional consultant on the project. Correct, clear and concise understanding can ensure a pathway to recommendation for future and current projects. SITE SUPERVISION Interaction with the Site Foreman is essential in ensuring that the information and skill requirements are thoroughly understood by all role players in the transfer process. Stronger Site Supervision allows the contractor’s management team a certain amount of independence and autonomy, thereby creating opportunities


Training and Development

SCI recognises that from a business perspective, construction needs may include a range of services such as providing access to technology and to business development support services such as venture capital. The technical training that we provide ensures that incubatees are skilled enough to complete projects in the open market. Clients are coached in a range of skills in order to complete a SAQA qualification which is in line with a NQF Level 5 qualification and approved by the Construction CETA. The areas of training include the transfer of skills in General Building skills, Electrical Engineering skills and Civil Engineering Construction.


Outreach Program

The outreach programme is aimed at level 1 and 2 CIDB contractors. The programme was introduced three years ago and has resulted in more than 8- contractors being supported in Dundee, INK area and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. The outreach programme has been included in the long and short term objectives of the next three years. The idea is to introduce an outreach programme in all branches of the Seda Construction Incubator. It has proven the impact of the programme in terms of job creation and poverty. .


Centre of Excellence

We have a dedicated and committed team of staff who together make up the skills and services of the Seda Construction Incubator (SCI). We pride ourselves on the quality and excellence of the Business Mentors, Business Development Managers and the training offered. SCI has been nominated for four years in a row as the top achiever in the Incubation category by the DTI, an achievement which reflects our passion and commitment to attaining Centres of Excellence. SCI is a well resourced organisation which is managed by a CEO and is accountable to it’s own Board of Trustees, with head office situated in Durban.

There has been political will and administrative support for the SCI’s Contractor Development Programme. This is demonstrated by the fact that all incubator centres are implemented in partnership with a municipality. Administrative support from DTI and the municipalities ensures the continuous support of the programme over a period of time.


Women in construction

Youth in construction

Civil engineering contractors

General building contractors

Electrical engineering contractors

Mechanical engineering as well as specialised construction contractors registered with the CIDB



Our Branches

Seda Construction Incubator has a strong national footprint with the main branches located in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. We hope to roll out the programmes to all provinces in the next few years. Our mainstream programmes are offered at all the branches and the outreach programmes are currently offered at the Durban, Port Elizabeth and Mthatha branches. Please contact a branch near you for further information.

  • Durban Branch 127 Johannes Nkosi Street Durban, 4000 Tel: 031 309 4942/40 Fax: 031 309 4946

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  • Kwamashu Branch M76 Bhungezi Road KwaMashu, 4360 Tel: 031 503 5224/5 Fax: 031 503 5234

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  • Dundee Branch 39 Victoria Street Prices Magogo Blvd Dundee, 3000 Tel: 031 503 5224/5 Fax: 031 503 5234

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  • Mogale City Branch 41 Commissioner Street Krugersdorp 1739 Tel: 011 660 1788 Fax: 011 660 1654

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  • Ekurhuleni Branch 68 Rigger Road, MSI Office Park, Block C Sparton Kempton Park, 1620 Tel: 011 394 0015 Fax:

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  • Attridgeville Branch 351 Cnr. Kalafong Hospital Road and Church Street Attridgeville Pretoria West, 0008 Tel: 012 373 8870/5890 Fax: 012 373 8061

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay Branch 85 Burnan Road, Deal Party Port Elizabeth, 6000 Tel: 041 486 2542/2547 Fax: 041 486 2580

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  • East London First Floor, CE1 Building Mbudu Street East London Industrial Development Zone Lower Chester Road, Sunnyridge Tel: 087 373 0801

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  • Mthatha Branch 10 Timber Street Vulindlela Heights Mthatha, 5099 Tel: 047 531 1840 Fax: 047 531 2436

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  • Nellmapius Branch 4332 Lovedrive Street Extention 2, Nellmapius Pretoria, 0162 Tel: 012 757 0968

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what our contractors say

Our Contractors has faced various challenges managing and running their business before joining SCI.


“SCI is here to help you and is the leader in the development of competitive construction SMMEs”  Mduduzi and Siyanda Zondi


“SCI has been a revelation to me in ensuring that I succeed in challenging the powerful structure that in most cases, hard to achieve a small business.”  Vulindlela Gabriel Mkhize

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10 Years Still going Strong

The year under review marks an important milestone for Seda Construction Incubator. The organisation marks its 10th year anniversary in the business incubation space


On: Sep 17, 2016 | Category: News

Contractors Graduating

Contractors graduating from the Incubation program


On: Nov 07, 2016 | Category: News

Graduation Pics

Contractors with the Board of Trustees of SCI

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